Redskins place Brian Orakpo on injured reserve

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The Washington Redskins have placed linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve with a torn right pectoral. The move ends the season of the 28-year-old who will become a free agent at the end of the season.

Orakpo has twice had his season ended with torn pectoral’s on the left side. Entering free agency he will have missed 24 of his last 48 games. The Redskins placed the franchise tag on Orakpo this season and his chances of returning to the team next season are not looking good at this point.

In his seven games this season Orakpo recorded 14 tackles and just 0.5 sacks.